Finnish language day care centres by postal code
All day care centres listed below give their services in exchange for service vouchers, unless mentioned otherwise.
Auralan Setlementti's, Satakunnantie 10
Lastentalo Mukulax, Käsityöläiskatu 20 A 1
Muksulanmäki Vienola, Vienolanrinne 2
Mukulax Linnanrinne/Slottsbacken (Swedish language immersion), Linnankatu 53 F
Sinikello, Tuureporinkatu 5 E
Satuportsa, Puutarhakatu 46
Multicultural early childhood education supports the growth of children with immigrant backgrounds into members of two cultures and the Finnish society. Early childhood education supports the integration process of the entire family. Multicultural and multiform early childhood education strengthens the growth of all children in the group to understand parity and respect differences, as the children have the possibility to get to know different cultures, their customs and habits under the guidance of an adult.
In the City of Turku there are private day care centres, group family day care homes and private childminders which are all monitored by the municipality. Contact the day care provider directly to apply for a place.
For private day care allowance and municipal supplement please contact the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela).
In addition to municipal family day care, there is also private family day care which is monitored by the municipality.
Group family day care is suitable for children aged 1 to 5 years. In group family day care two childminders look after a maximum of eight children.
Also a person who is hired by a family as a nanny to look after the child at the family’s home is considered to provide private day care. The nanny can be a grandparent, for example, but not a member of the same household.
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
If your illness has lasted for over three months or is permanent, you have a right to receive medical supplies in accordance with your medical treatment plan free of charge. As a client of Turku health centre you can pre-order the supplies and reclaim them from the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point after three weeks.
Both the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point and nurses’ practice are located in the area of the Mäntymäki hospital. Book an appointment for a nurse if you need guidance in the use of medical supplies.
The Education Division's Administration and schools close for Summer:
- The Education Division's Administration is closed from July 1 through July 31, 2016.
- The offices at schools close for the Summer break.
City Child Care
The Early Education Customer phone is in service all Summer
tel. 02 262 5610 during weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm.
There are municipal and private day care centres in the City of Turku. There is also private family day care which is monitored by the municipality.
Information about municipal day care centres can be found on the bottom of the page, or they can be browsed by district.
The dates and times of congregations’ free-of-charge activities for children vary. The joint activities of congregations and early childhood education include a small moment of prayer for families.
Playschools, family club activities, open day care, and guided playground activities are alternatives for kindergartens and other full-time day care in cases when the guardian stays at home.
Participating in open early childhood education activities does not affect the benefits of Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland).
Services offered by the city
Services offered by the City of Turku are indoor and outdoor playschools (where the instructors are kindergarten teachers), guided playground activities, and family club activities in open day care.
Municipal Day Care
When the child is granted a place in day care, the family is asked to submit an income statement either through the electronic service or by mail. If, however, the family is willing to pay the maximum fee, no income statement is needed. An entrepreneur is asked to submit a form for entrepreneurs in addition to the income statement.
With the day care application form you can apply for a place in municipal day care, municipal family or three-family day care, or a service voucher for private day care. You should apply for a place at least four months before the beginning of your need for child day care. If you need a day care place because of sudden employment, training or studies, you should apply at least two weeks before the beginning of your need.
Services supporting the well-being of children and adolescents consist of social and health services, services supporting studying and employment, and services promoting sports and physical exercise.
The aim of the services is to support the development and wellbeing of children and to give adolescents the skills and preconditions for a balanced life.
The Immigrant Office provides health services for a period of up to three years to refugees and asylum seekers who have received a positive residence permit decision. Returnees from Ingria and the migrant spouses of refugees receive information on health care services and a medical check-up by a public health nurse. After this, health care services are provided by local health stations.
The Immigrant Office employs a doctor, four public health nurses, a practical nurse and a psychologist. A public health nurse will invite you for your first visit.
In the national core curriculum the schools and education institutions are encouraged to co-operate actively with companies and communities as a part of schoolwork and studying. The aim is to use multiform learning environments to increase know-how.
The management of the schools and education institutions as well as the teaching and education personnel need to be aware of the statutes concerning marketing and sponsorship when they are representing their school or education institution in corporate or community co-operation.
Student welfare creates preconditions for solidarity, care and open interaction within the school community. Methods that increase participation also contribute to the prevention of problems, the early identification of problems and organization of required support.
Special support is given to students whose growth, development or learning goals would otherwise not be fully met. The task of special support is to give the student comprehensive and systematic support so that the student can finish their compulsory education and get a foundation for postgraduate studies after comprehensive school. The student’s self-esteem, study motivation, and the possibilities to experience success and the joy of learning are strengthened. The student’s participation in and responsibility of studying is being supported.